Supporters of a native Indian community living at the Brazilian Indian Museum clash with military police officers
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Brazil police evicts Rio indigenous museum protesters

A group of indigenous Brazilians has been evicted from the building they had been occupying in Rio de Janeiro for more than six years.

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to dislodge the indigenous people from the former museum.

The building is next to the famous Maracana football stadium.

The Maracana will stage the final match of next year's football World Cup, and the authorities want to turn it into an Olympic Museum.

Julia Carneiro reports.

  • 23 Mar 2013